Rival, the guys at Wicked Cycles in West Mifflin can do the same mod to the pipes without having to ship them. They have been working on my bike and they are real good to work with. Have fun with the mods!!
Rival, we are gonna need to find some good maps for our Samson pipes. They aren't the favorite of the forum either, but like you I'm not that worried about the HP loss, love the looks and the sound. Let me know if you get a good map somewhere. I am gonna have to dyno mine so I will let you know what my map looks like.